After a messy divorce hearing, the last person that Mac wanted to see was another lawyer. Yet, this lawyer wore the expression of a child bursting to tell his secret. This covert would reveal Mac as heir to undreamed of fortunes, and lead him to the birthplace of America’s Queen of Mystery and an investigation that will unfold like one of her famous mystery novels.
Soon after she moves to her new lakefront home in Spencer, Maryland, on Deep Creek Lake, multi-millionaire Katrina Singleton learns that life in an exclusive community is not all good. For some unknown reason, a strange man calling himself “Pay Back” begins stalking her.
When Katrina is found strangled all evidence points to her terrorist, who is nowhere to be found. Three months later the file on her murder is still open with only vague speculations from the local police department when Mac Faraday, sole heir to his unknown birth mother’s home and fortune, moves into the estate next door. Little does he know as he drives up to Spencer Manor that he is driving into a closed gate community that is hiding more suspicious deaths than his DC workload as a homicide detective. With the help of his late mother’s journal, this retired cop puts all his detective skills to work to pick up where the local investigators have left off to follow the clues to Katrina’s killer.
I was drawn to this novel because the setting is Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, about 15 miles from where I grew up. But, once I started reading the mystery, I was drawn into the story, and thoroughly enjoyed the story from the very beginning talking about a severe winter storm to hit around midnight...Oh! how I remember those severe winter storms in that area.
I loved reading about the places I use to visit. I didn't need to try to imagine what these places looked like, I was familiar with each of them. It was like a visit for most of this past week while I was reading this book. Thanks Lauren for a fun visit to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series. This book is part of my Kindle Library and I enjoyed this book so I awarded it 5*****